Take a Spin Around the World
…from 240 miles above the Earth!
Enjoy the views of our “big blue marble” from the International Space Station’s (ISS) Live Stream cams courtesy of NASA. The continuously orbiting spacecraft was launched in 1998 and is a collaborative aerospace research project operated by the space agencies of the United States, Russia, Japan, Europe, and Canada. The ISS has a current crew of seven astronauts aboard and circles the globe at 17,000 mph, making 15.5 complete orbits per day – each orbit taking 93 minutes.
These feeds are all LIVE, except when the ISS is on the night side of Earth, at which time pre-recorded footage is shown. (When the feeds are live, the words LIVE NOW will appear in the top left-hand corner of the screen.)
Witness multiple sunrises and sunsets every day, float through luminous polar light curtains, watch astronauts at work outside the vessel, and keep your eyes peeled for UFOs!
Ambient music on the live feeds is provided by American composer Kevin MacLeod.
Header video by Endiae Genius.